December 23rd, 2008

Slartibartfast

Coraline, Night at the Museum 2, I Love You Man, Gomorra, Far North, Reader

Coraline     26 Posters
Small departure from our regular programming, 26 colourful posters for the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's book.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian     10 MB
First trailer for the sequel that will take place in the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian in Washington. Pretty much the whole cast will return, among them Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan. New to the cast are Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart, Jonah Hill, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Hank Azaria and ... Alain Chabat as Napoleon.
The file is hosted on McDonald's 'happymeal.com' website which should give you an idea that the main purpose of this sequel will be. Though the trailer looks like some fun family entertainment.

I Love You, Man     HD480p 51MB   HD720p 121MB
Relationship comedy about a friendless guy (Paul Rudd) who goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when he finds his new "Best Friend Forever" (Jason Segel) he puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée (Rashida Jones). Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jaime Pressly and Thomas Lennon round up the cast.

Gomorra     HD480p 51MB   HD720p 122MB    European 17MB
US trailer for the violent crime drama that provides an inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra based in Southern Italy who control much of the local economy. No glorification of the system like in The Godfather but the portrait of a brutal and unscrupulous business organisation. Based on a book by 31-year-old Roberto Saviano who now only moves with body-guards since he's living with the constant threat of being murdered.
After winning a prize in Cannes the movie now also won the prizes for Best Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actor and Cinematographer at the European Film Awards, in other words in pretty much every important category. It is now nominated for a Golden Globe and is Italy's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar's. The much more compelling European trailer without voice-over is also still available.

Far North     7 MB
Intense, dramatic thriller about the battle for survival. A woman (Michelle Yeoh) and her adopted daughter (Michelle Krusiec) live in near isolation as they are forced further North on the Arctic Tundra. One day a man (Sean Bean) appears on the ice and collapses. Against her better judgement the mother nurses him back to health, setting events in motion as the two women start to compete for his attention.
Movie opens in the UK this weekend.

The Reader     187 MB
20 minute featurette for the adaptation of the novel written by Bernhard Schlink directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) in which the main participants talk about the movie. It stars Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz and David Kross. Much more informative than your regular featurette, though depending on what you expect from the movie it also reveals a lot.